Stone Island Archivio ‘982-‘012 thirtieth Anniversary E book
Printed as a companion e-book to the recent Stone Island 30 exhibition held in Florence, Archivio is a magnificent pictorial history of the brand’s first 30 years. Billed as ‘A Photographed Edit of the Stone Island Archive’, the e book is a excellent collection of pieces drawn from the Archive and options over 300 full colour photographs, every accompanied by description text in 3 languages (Italian, English and French) covering fabric composition – successfully an enormous historical ‘Look Book’.
The e-book also features a foreword by Carlo Rivetti, Artistic Designer of Stone Island, plus an essay on ‘Thirty Years of Stone Island and the Problem Facing New Italian-Model Business’ written by Italian sociologist and journalist, Francesco Morace. A full index of the 307 pieces featured, many of which weren’t on display on the Stazione Leopalda anniversary present, concludes the work.
E-book conception was the brainchild of Simon Foxton and Nick Griffiths, the British inventive duo who had been behind the Florence exhibition, the latter additionally answerable for the images within the guide. They have performed a wonderful job. It is a lavish, high quality manufacturing – the guide has 654 12.5” x 9.5” pages and is hardbound with a PVC dust cowl that includes the famous Stone Island compass badge. Weighing in at a not inconsiderable 6kg, it additionally has its personal cardboard carry case.
Published by Italian agency, SilvanaEditoriale, Archivio features a dramatic mix of the progressive, most iconic, weird and just plain lovely items from across three many years. It was on sale for €120 at the Florence event, and got here with a commemorative stone island summer coat t-shirt and exhibition poster.
Given there are very few literary works dedicated to the brand’s historical past, for any Stone Island enthusiast this can be a must-have volume. Although the likes of Amazon and Waterstone’s are at present taking pre-orders, it’s at present unclear whether this ebook will be generally obtainable by way of booksellers within the UK or was just a restricted print produced as a catalogue for the latest exhibition. Anyone eager about acquiring a replica would be effectively-suggested to contact their local stockist or the flagship store in Brewer Street, London for the most recent information.